We’re all shaping local services – from the people who live and work in Greater Manchester, to the many local organisations involved in health and social care here.
We launched our History Makers Consultation in February 2018, backed by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. More than 7,500 people contributed their views on smoking, which kills 4,500 people in Greater Manchester every year.
The History Makers consultation results reveal:
· 78.1% want to extend smokefree outdoor spaces, with most ‘strongly’ agreeing (51.5% of smokers agree)
· 81.8% want smokefree hospital grounds and 79% want any building entrance and exit to be smokefree
· 83% agree that people who smoke should be supported to quit and warned about the dangers of smoking
· 80.7% agree that tobacco should be licensed (69% of smokers)
You can view the full results here.
A healthier Stockport
Following an independent consultation, the Together Stockport programme is finding new ways of improving care in the borough.
The programme brings together the NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (mental health services), Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (Stepping Hill hospital and community health services) and Viaduct Care (a federation representing all Stockport GPs).
The consultation involved more than 500 residents and a wide range of local organisations representing almost 40,000 people, who provided feedback on different aspects of health and social care.
Our Taking Charge Together health survey asked the people of Greater Manchester some important questions.
Why aren’t we, as a region, living the healthier lifestyles we know we could? What’s stopping us? What can be done about it?